– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Just over a week ago, audiences at New York Comic Con were treated to footage from the impending Hellboy reboot of the same name. Replacing Ron Perlman as the titular character is Stranger Things star David Harbour, and while we were promised a darker, bloodier take on the source material, I’m not sure I knew what to expect.

Well, it looks like the footage from the film has leaked online, meaning we have our first taste of what’s to come, and I kinda dig it. The video was posted on the Facebook account ComCom, which you can check out down below.

Hellboy trailer :O

No le digan a nadie pero se filtro el primer tráiler de "HELLBOY", esperemos verlo pronto en HD #Hellboy #Trailer

Posted by COMCOM on Sunday, October 14, 2018

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So what did this trailer offer? Admittedly, it offered a much lighter tone than I expected (though I guess that first poster was pretty tongue-in-cheek). In many ways, the tone felt quite comparable to the Guillermo del Toro films from the previous decade, albeit with an extra edge.

I think it’s at this point that I should confess I was never a big fan of those del Toro films. In theory, I should have enjoyed them. They were a dark comic book-adapted fantasy with nice little moments of levity. Sadly, I always found the action to be slow and cumbersome, and none of the jokes never landed for me, so I never had as much fun as I wanted to.

This first trailer seems to carry much of the same DNA, except that the fun tone and jokes are landing a bit better for me. Maybe this’ll be the one to sell me on the concept of a Hellboy film.

But what did you think? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.